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The Falklands Play


Ian Curteis's once-controversial dramatisation of how the Thatcher government went to war against Argentina to regain the Falkland Islands. It charts the backroom manoeuvrings between Thatcher's government and the military, between the British and the Americans, and the Americans and the Argentineans that led to a breakdown in diplomacy, to war and to Britain's eventual victory.

Broadcasts

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Credits

  • Margaret Thatcher Patricia Hodge
  • Lord Carrington James Fox
  • William Whitelaw MP John Standing
  • Nicholas Ridley MP Michael Cochrane
  • Francis Pym MP Jeremy Child
  • Richard Luce MP Jonathan Coy
  • Robert Armstrong Rupert Vansittart
  • General Alexander Haig Colin Stinton